The First Purge Trailer Reveals Who Created Its Annual Horror Tradition

This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge.

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Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for letting us purge and cleanse our souls with a trailer for the next entry in this insane movie franchise. The first full trailer for The First Purge, a prequel that revisits the creation of the lawless evening, has arrived and it gives a seriously twisted history lesson.

As it turns out, Dr. May Updale (Marisa Tomei) is the mind behind the Purge, which she deems a "psychological" device. "If we want to save our country, we must release all of our anger in one night," she reasons.

Unlike the first three movies, in which the annual Purge is a nationwide affair, The First Purge keeps the events of the night localized in Staten Island, New York on a trial basis. As the trailer explains, though, when the citizens refuse to participate, former members of the military are sent in to rile things up and coax the locals into fighting back. With no police to help and trained killers trying to destroy your city, it seems as if there is no other choice but to join in the Purge if only to survive.

Along with Tomei, the case of the new film includes Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, and Luna Lauren Velez. The First Purge hits theaters, appropriately, on July 4. Blessed be America, a nation reborn.

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